- Real Estate
- Paris Flash
- About Us
The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on February 24 regarding missing livestock from a pasture located in the southeast part of Lamar County on FM 1497.
The complainant said that two out of the seven of his heifers were missing, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass.
As he searched for his missing livestock, he found the two heifers checked into the local livestock commission for sale on Saturday, March 1, under the name Stoney Stout.
The complainant positively identified the missing heifers by his ear notch and photographs of the cattle that he’d taken prior to the incident, and the cattle were recovered by law enforcement at the sale facility, the sheriff said.
Sheriff Detective, Lt. Kevin Jenkins, and Special Ranger Tony Hurley, with the Texas Cattle Raisers Association, are currently working on the investigation.
Stoney Stout, 20, and Derrick Blake, 19, were arrested on warrants for the theft of livestock and are being held at the Lamar County Jail on $5000 bonds.
Lt. Jimmy Womack of the Paris Police Department recently graduated from the Leadership Command College – Class 70 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.
The program, also known as Module III, was on law enforcement administration and was taught at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville by a consortium of universities throughout Texas.
The purpose was to provides law enforcement administrators and executives the skills necessary to effectively manage police agencies and deliver a high level of service to their communities.
Module I, focusing on leadership, is taught at the Center for Executive Development at Texas A&M University. Module II, which focuses on the political, legal, and social environment of law enforcement, is taught at Texas Woman’s University at Denton.
Each of the three three-week modules attended by participants in the program is taught by top national and international law enforcement experts.
Topics include leadership, professional ethics and integrity, communication, and personnel management issues. The Command College curriculum also strives to keep participants on top of contemporary issues in Criminal Justice.
Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley applauded Womack for completing the leadership course.
“This training ensures that Paris police officers are exposed to the type of leadership and law enforcement training our citizens deserve,” Hundley said.
“I asked for volunteers for this training, and Jimmy was one of the first to express his interest. We expect others to follow his trail.”
The nine weeks of training is spaced out to minimize the impact to the agency’s day-to-day operations.
“This training is not a cakewalk. Serious study time and initiative is required to complete the course,” Hundley said.
This program is one of many offered by the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, headquartered on the campus of Sam Houston State University.
The Institute, known as “LEMIT,” has been training law enforcement managers and executives since its inception in 1987.
LEMIT offers numerous seminars, training for police chiefs, and the leadership program, which is one of the premiere law enforcement academies in the nation, Hundley said.
No tax monies are necessary to support LEMIT, Hundley said.
“It is funded by a surcharge on criminal court costs, affording eligible Texas Law Enforcement managers and executive’s essential professional development,” the chief said.
Between 1,000 and 2,000 exas law enforcement personnel benefit from LEMIT training each year, Hundley said.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra
Last Friday night, February 28th, at about 8:10pm, Paris Police Department officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a residence in the 800 block of Church Street. The caller advised dispatch that a white male was pounding on the front door of her house. The caller hid herself in a bathroom and then heard the male break through the front door.
Thirty-one year old Ivan Lee Ebbs of Paris was arrested after a brief struggle, and charged with burglary of a residence when officers located Ebbs inside the residence. Officers stated that Ebbs was intoxicated at the time of the arrest. No one was injured in the incident.
At about 5:03 P.M on February 28, 2014, Officer Josh Crawford of the Paris Police Department stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of Pine Bluff St. and arrested the driver, 29 year old Kenneth James Roberts, for a license plate violation. Also located in the vehicle was 28 year old Jessica Lynn Sulsar of Paris and 25 year old John Lynn Smith of Paris.
During the investory of the vehicle, officers found numerous packages of synthetic marijuana. Narcotics officers arrived and received consent to search the drivers room in the 1900 block of Lamar Ave. Inside the room, more synthetic marijuana was located along with numerous pills of various brands.
All three were arrested and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance (synthetic marijuana), 4 counts of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance (the various pills) and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
The Paris Police Department today released a photo, taken off a convenience store’s surveillance video, of a man suspected of robbing a woman after she left the store about 5 a.m. Friday morning.
The woman said she went into the North Main Food Fast and while she was inside, the man apparently hid in the backseat of her car. She said after she returned to her car and drove away, a light-skinned black man in his 40′s rose from the back seat, displayed what she believed to be a knife, and ordered her to give him her money.
The victim said her assailant was about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall wearing glasses with thick lenses. She said he was wearing a brown or green coat and a black toboggan.
“He’s also a smoker with a raspy voice, and he may be from Oklahoma as he made the statement he was trying to get to Hugo,” a police department spokesman said.
The surveillance video shows a man matching that description walking into the store. The video bears a time stamp of about 4:58 a.m., about the time the woman was arriving at the store.”Anyone with information on this person is asked to contact Detective Lt. James Mazy at the Paris Police Department, 903.737.4139,” the spokesman said.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra